Majestic Timelapse Video Captures Northern Lights In Their Finest Hour

villiolafsPublished: December 11, 2014Updated: December 12, 201481,298 views
Published: December 11, 2014Updated: December 12, 2014

Have you ever wondered what are Northern lights? When charged particles from the sun strike atoms in Earth's atmosphere, they cause electrons in the atoms to move to a higher-energy state. When the electrons drop back to a lower energy state, they release a photon: light. This process creates the beautiful aurora or Northern lights. Vilhjalmur Olafsson captured these jaw-dropping sights featuring the northern lights in Iceland. Have you ever witnessed the breathtaking colors of the aurora borealis in person before?

You can't see them very often because they are visible from late September to early April anywhere from 6 pm to 6 am. There also needs to be solar flares on the sun or solar wind. Fascinating! If you haven’t seen any northern light yet, here is an amazing video captured in Iceland that will simply take your breath away!

Check out this majestic footage of the Northern Lights. These are the kind of things you should put on your bucket list! There are many places to spot the northern lights in Iceland. As the sky becomes ablaze with pulsating color from September to April and from August to April, it is possible to see the neon green Aurora Borealis on clear nights, just like Vilhjalmur Olafsson did, and made this incredible timelapse video! Watching this magical sight, we started planning to visit Iceland in the near future! This sight should be witnessed in person!

The astronomical greens, reds, purples, and yellows of the aurora borealis are hypnotizing! These lights are just so mesmerizing to watch! The aurora borealis is a breathtaking wonder with universal appeal. Would you like to enjoy the Northern lights? Who wouldn’t!

Nature is truly amazing. It can make you feel so many different things when you truly get it experience like these people here. Sometimes you have to take a step out of the virtual world and embrace the environment around you for what it is. There is beauty in nature all around you, you just have to keep an open mind. After all, your smartphone can never off the same experience that nature can!

For as great as technology is and how much is has made our lives better, it isn't good to use it all the time. Granted it is virtually impossible to escape the grasp of evolving technology, you should try to find some time to go outside and experience the world for what it is!

In another incredible footage, the northern lights make a shimmering appearance over Bayview Beach, Wisconsin, on March 27. Shot in a video timelapse that spans three hours, the lights look majestic. This other timelapse was filmed on the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Facebook page. The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, were visible in various parts of the Midwest, according to weather reports.

Check out the strongest Northern Lights show in a decade! The Northern Lights have an index for activity strength, from a 0-9 KP index. It is very rare that it reaches 9, but in March of 2015 it did just that. Here is a real time video of what it looked like, and at the end you will also see a beautiful shooting star with the aurora in the background.

Please share this clip with your family and friends as this is one clip that no one should miss!

Credit to 'Volafs Photography'.

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